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Sam Allardyce felt ‘shocked’ by West Ham’s loss to Crystal Palace
By Andrew Scott Sunday, 1 March 2015 06:23
Sam Allardyce, West Ham boss, said that he was feeling “shocked” after his side suffered a loss of 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday, in a Premier League clash that disappointed many fans, and price per head bookies can fully understand why they felt upset.
Glenn Murray was able to score on two occasions, and one goal was netted by Scott Dan. All of these three goals came thanks to crosses by Jason Puncheon, and two of them happened to be corners, something that made the late strike by Enner Valencia not matter much.
West ham were not able to capitalise on Murray’s dismissal as they now have six games in a row without a win, something that concerns many fans, and they seriously hope to see things turn around for the squad – hopefully as soon as possible.
“I’m shocked. Our level of performance wasn’t where I expected it to be,” said Allardyce, and many of the team’s fans were also in a state of disbelief.
“It’s disappointing when we’ve built expectation levels so high at home. It’s about the basics, really. If we don’t play to our best, we’ll struggle.
“We warned the lads about Crystal Palace’s set-plays, because 50 per cent of their goals have come from set-plays. And we’ve conceded from two corners and a free-kick.”
Maybe Murray was lucky that he didn’t get a red card during the game’s first half. Cheikhou Kouyate was fouled by the player before scoring and being booked.
And the West ham manager was completely unimpressed with some of the officials’ decisions made against his squad.
Allardyce then said: “I think Glenn Murray could have been sent off in the first half for the number of fouls he committed.
“He was lucky to stay on for that long. We should have had a penalty for the foul on Diafra Sakho, and it should have been a red card for Mile Jedinak too. That would have made it 3-2, and then you never know.”
The football world saw a very controversial match, and price per head software services would like to see things clear up. Hopefully West Ham will be able to move on from this problem and return to winning, as their bad streak is not going down very well with the team’s fans.